• Pawtucket canal with boat tour full of visitors with trolley in the background.

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • Credit Card payments for interpretive fees.

    Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »

  • Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.

    The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »

Volunteer

 
Male volunteer giving walking tour in front of statue of an Irish worker.
Andy Pearson/NPS
 

Lowell National Historical Park
Individuals and groups seeking volunteer opportunities can help the park in a variety of ways. Areas often recruited for include:

Volunteer in the Exhibits: Greet park visitors and help them learn the park story at the Visitor Center, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, and Mill Girls & Immigrants Exhibit.
Volunteer with Maintenance: Help maintain historic structures, keep grounds clean, and help operate our set of historic locks!
Volunteer as an Administration Assistant: Help take messages, greet visitors, scan important documents, distribute mail, and much more!
Volunteer on the Trolley: Help the park trolley crew greet riders, flag the historic trollies through downtown Lowell, and bring visitors to boats!
Volunteer Curatorial Assistant: Assist in the park library, help curatorial staff with museum artifact classification, the installation of and maintenance of new exhibits!


To apply for one of these or another park position, click here and search for Lowell.

Partner Organizations
Lowell National Historical Park operates in partnership with local museums, galleries, and community beautification initiatives. Opportunities for participation include:

• Assist Museum Teachers with educational programs at the Tsongas Industrial History Center
• Help the Lowell Canal Water Cleaners out once a month in keeping our canals in the downtown Lowell area clean.


For more information regarding Lowell National Historical Park volunteer program please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator at 978-275-1740 or contact us.

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...